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September Seminar

An Evening with Meta Materials: Automated Lens Casting Embedding Multi-functional Metasurfaces for AR displays

Special In-Person Event at Meta Materials in Pleasanton, CA
Dr. Jonathan Waldern
CTO at Meta Materials

Thursday, September 29, 2022. 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

September 29 2022

Meta Materials is inviting all BASID members to join them at their facility in Pleasanton. This event is much more than our typical monthly seminar with live demonstrations of their Nanoweb R2R production line and demonstration glasses in their dedicated demo room. Meta Materials will also be providing catering, completing your evening with Meta Materials. To help them staff, please RSVP at your earliest convenience. Should be a great night!

Presentation Abstract

Meta Materials Inc. (MMAT) is developing discrete platform specific proprietary technologies for large-surface-area lithography, allowing the manufacture of nanostructures to be carried out in a cost-effective manner. Each platform employs a massively parallel patterning scheme, designed to be scalable to large areas of either rigid substrate materials and rolls of flexible films. In certain cases we use a phase-shift mask approach called Rolling Mask Lithography and in others, cast NIL printing – all allowing the creation of resonate plasmonic structures with feature sizes down to 50 nm. META’s ARfusion™ combines precision cast lens fabrication tools and functional metasurfaces, to provide AR wearable developers with a platform for seamlessly integrating these nanostructures into thin lightweight prescription glasses. These embedded technologies can include waveguides, microdisplays, holographic filters, polarizing, liquid crystal/electrochromic foils, antifogging and eyeglow suppression films, antennas, and eye trackers. The ARfusion™ platform enables scalable and versatile fabrication processes for manufacturing AR glasses of any size and shape in large volumes, providing a significant cost advantage over current methods.

Dr. Jonathan Waldern

CTO at Meta Materials

Dr. Waldern brings 25 years of experience in commercialization of holographic and lithographic/nanomaterials for photonic applications. He has pioneered the development of a wide range of displays, scanners, and active integrated optical components for LED and laser illumination. He is an inventor of over 170 patents to date, principally in XR (Extended Reality) waveguide displays, holographic materials and manufacturing processes. Dr. Waldern joins META from DigiLens, Inc. a company he founded in 2004 and held various leadership positions, including CTO. He is the recipient of three National Business Awards and amongst several product accolades, won SID “Best New Display” for motorcycle HUD AR glasses whilst partnering BMW. He started his career in XR founding W Industries in 1988, later renamed Virtuality Inc, which pioneered the world’s first production VR (virtual reality) workstations and networked VR entertainment simulators, developing new ways to interact with computers.

BA-SID Seminar Details

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Webinar ID: 282-242-723

Please verify that your system works with GoToWebinar in advance and you can also try GoToWebinar mobile application.

On-Site Seminar Location
Meta Materials
5880 W. Las Positas Blvd.
Suite 37
Pleasanton, CA 94588

The webinar will run in parallel with the in-person event as it did prior to the start of COVID19.

Networking Event
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Catering will be provided by Meta Materials after the seminar.

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Rashmi Rao

Rashmi seeks to work at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and social impact and is constantly looking for ways to make lasting change in the world through technology. She works at Philips Healthcare, as the Business RnD Executive (SVP), leading a global team towards digital transformation for personal health and develop next generation telehealth offerings. She has a proven track record of accomplishment and has been instrumental in building and launching new businesses and products at Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and Philips and also a couple start-up companies. Rashmi is a passionate advocate of STEM education and has 35+ awarded patents to her name. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her contributions to Technology and Business fields including being inducted into the Women in Technology “Hall of Fame” by WITI.

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